Re: "Oh look!! It has a display. And a keyboard."
Despite my horror at the complete lack of 'useful' ports, and the lack of MagSafe power... I'm coming round to your viewpoint.
I have to add the cost of a USB-C MagSafe adaptor (or a few, for different locations) and a 'useful ports dongle (or two, one for home, one for the travel bag) to the cost of the MBPro if and when I go down that route.
The newly old MBP in the house has HDMI, Ethernet, MagSafe power and USB.
USB sticks are the obvious 'error' case, but I can't recall when we last plugged one in.
HDMI is more frequently used, but I can probably tolerate a dongle for that.
The redundancy of the ports, and the fact that they aren't part of the main board (so repair is at least a technical possibility) is seriously attractive.
Someone needs to come up with a USB-Cm, a magnetic connector that extends a whole USB-C port, not just the power.